Target looking to spruce up stores for the holidays


MINNEAPOLIS — Target is looking to add some visual oomph to its stores just in time for the retailer's busiest shopping days of the year.


According to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and a job posting on the retailer's website, Target plans to hire 1,400 new employees for the newly created position of “visual merchandising leaders.” According to Target, some of the duties for the new position include:


  • Maintain and remerchandise Home and Apparel, including filling out of stocks and remerchandising product in empty spaces

  • Stay current on Target'’s omnichannel innovations, in order to deliver the right product from the right place for the guest quickly

  • According to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, CEO Brian Cornell explained his strategy behind the new positions at the WWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit in New York on Tuesday. He said the addition of mannequins at 1,400 stores and the roll-out of new housewares vignettes at hundreds more have led to large sales increases for the products on display.

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